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Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by SilverFang26, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. SilverFang26 Student of Life

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    I have been spending a lot of time lately searching for quotes online. I found some really good ones. Basically I am wondering what you guys think is funny, wise, or even just outright idiotic or irritating. These can be quotes from famous people or characters in the media(tv, movie, music,...) or even people you know(including you). Whatever you do please give credit to the person who you heard it from.
    I will give some of my favorites:

    "Some may choose to guess. Other, however, have elected to extrapolate
    from intuition."--Peter Reese

    "Simplicity is a decision, not a result."--Peter Reese

    "Simplification is often one of the most complicated tasks."--Peter Reese

    "Genius is extraordinary clarity about the ordinary."--Peter Reese

    "Unthinking faith is a curious offering to be made to the creator of the
    human mind." --John A. Huthinson

    "Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."--Buddha

    "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to
    do."--Epictetus

    "Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and
    again."--Joseph Campbell

    "Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal
    integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity."--William Menninger

    "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."--Immanuel Kant

    "Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences."--Norman Cousins

    "If you're not confused, you're not paying attention."--Tom Peters

    "Never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut."--Paul Miller

    "If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door"--Paul Beatty
     
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  2. secret7 The source of secret

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    "If you have only two pennies left in the world, with the first penny, you should buy rice to feed your family. With the second penny, say the wise Japanese, you should buy a lily. The Japanese understand the importance of dreaming..."

    "One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams."
     
  3. SilverFang26 Student of Life

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    LOL:laugh
    That's good advice that I will try to remember!:cool
     
  4. Danny Lilithborne 我を愛する修羅

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    "Treat everyone the same until you find out they're an idiot." - Lucy Lawless
     
  5. secret7 The source of secret

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    Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
    Queen Marie of Romania


    If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.
    Marie Antoinette

    There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
    Marie Antoinette

    Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
    Marie Antoinette

    I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.
    Marie Antoinette
     
  6. Twizted Rest in the deep

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    Quote at the bottom of my signature. ;D
     
  7. SilverFang26 Student of Life

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    These are all great quotes. I am currently repping for quotes! Please keep posting good ones.
     
  8. Jordy Member

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    I love the quote mizura got in her sig;

    "When the wise man points at the moon, the fool looks at his finger"
     
  9. Rikudou God of Logic

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    You want good quote's? I'll gibe you damn quotes.
    The list is hella long, so...
    Spoiler:
    {Quote_1}
    I think the slain care little if they sleep or rise again
    {Quote_2}
    A people's voice is dangerous when charged with wrath
    {Quote_3}
    Victory loves prudence
    {Quote_4}
    Against danger it pays to be prepared
    {Quote_5}
    Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence
    {Quote_6}
    It is the noblest and safest thing for a great army to be visibly animated by one spirit
    {Quote_7}
    Ah! The generals! They are numerous but not good for much!
    {Quote_8}
    War, as the saying goes, is full of false alarms
    {Quote_9}
    War gives the right of the conquerors to impose any conditions they please upon the vanquished
    {Quote_10}
    Varus, give me back my legions
    {Quote_11}
    Let them hate us as long as they fear us
    {Quote_12}
    The sinews of war are infinite money
    {Quote_13}
    Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home
    {Quote_14}
    Only the brave enjoy noble and glorious deaths
    {Quote_15}
    To an imperial city nothing is inconsistent which is expedient
    {Quote_16}
    The true contempt of an invader is shown by deeds of valour in the field
    {Quote_17}
    When there is mutual fear men think twice before they make aggression upon one another
    {Quote_18}
    They have an abundance of gold and silver, and these make war, like other things, go smoothly
    {Quote_19}
    Nobody is driven in to war by ignorance, and no one who thinks he will gain anything from it is deterred by fear
    {Quote_20}
    In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons
    {Quote_21}
    Far better it is to have a stout heart always and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen
    {Quote_22}
    Men of Athens, there is not much time for exhortation, but to the brave a few words are as good as many
    {Quote_23}
    War is the only proper school of the surgeon
    {Quote_24}
    Even the bravest cannot fight beyond his strength
    {Quote_25}
    Ye gods, what dastards would our host command? Swept to the war, the lumber of the land.
    {Quote_26}
    Noble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds
    {Quote_27}
    He serves me most, who serves his country best
    {Quote_29}
    To those that flee comes neither power nor glory
    {Quote_30}
    Adversity reveals the genius of a general; good fortune conceals it
    {Quote_31}
    A wise man in times of peace prepares for war
    {Quote_32}
    To a good general luck is important
    {Quote_33}
    The outcome corresponds less to expectations in war than in any other case whatsoever
    {Quote_34}
    It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another
    {Quote_35}
    To brave men, the prizes that war offers are liberty and fame
    {Quote_36}
    The man who runs away will fight again
    {Quote_37}
    A small country cannot contend with a great; the few cannot contend with the many; the weak cannot contend with the strong
    {Quote_38}
    Soldiers do not like being under the command of one who is not of noble birth
    {Quote_39}
    To blunder twice is not allowed in war
    {Quote_40}
    I am more afraid of our own mistakes than of our enemies' designs
    {Quote_41}
    He conquers who endures
    {Quote_42}
    After the war is over, make alliances
    {Quote_43}
    An alliance with the powerful is never to be trusted
    {Quote_44}
    In the moment of action remember the value of silence and order
    {Quote_45}
    A large army is always disorderly
    {Quote_46}
    The rulers of the States are the only ones who should have the privilege of lying
    {Quote_47}
    Every care must be taken that our auxiliaries, being stronger than our citizens, may not grow too much for them and become savage beasts
    {Quote_48}
    Conquered, we conquer
    {Quote_49}
    Ah, yes, mere infantry - poor beggars...
    {Quote_50}
    The valiant profit more their country than the finest, cleverest speakers
    {Quote_51}
    Hannibal knew how to gain a victory, but not how to use it
    {Quote_52}
    Extraordinary rains pretty generally fall after great battles
    {Quote_53}
    A good general not only sees the way to victory, he also knows when victory is impossible
    {Quote_54}
    In war we must always leave room for strokes of fortune, and accidents that cannot be foreseen
    {Quote_55}
    Pardon one offence and you encourage the commission of many
    {Quote_56}
    We should provide in peace what we need in war
    {Quote_57}
    Necessity knows no law except to conquer
    {Quote_58}
    It is a bad plan that cannot be altered
    {Quote_59}
    He is best secure from dangers who is on his guard even when he seems safe
    {Quote_60}
    If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favourable
    {Quote_61}
    In war we must be speedy
    {Quote_62}
    A disorderly mob is no more an army than a heap of building materials is a house
    {Quote_63}
    Quick decisions are unsafe decisions
    {Quote_64}
    The cruelty of war makes for peace
    {Quote_65}
    Great empires are not maintained by timidity
    {Quote_66}
    Even the bravest are frightened by sudden terrors
    {Quote_67}
    The proper arts of a general are judgement and prudence
    {Quote_68}
    A bad peace is even worse than war
    {Quote_69}
    The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise
    {Quote_70}
    War is not so much a matter of weapons as of money
    {Quote_71}
    An ambush, if discovered and promptly surrounded, will repay the intended mischief with interest
    {Quote_72}
    Few men are born brave; many become so through training and force of discipline
    {Quote_73}
    A general is not easily overcome who can form a true judgement of his own and the enemy's forces
    {Quote_74}
    What can a soldier do who charges when out of breath?
    {Quote_75}
    Victory loves prudence
    {Quote_76}
    A dead enemy always smells good
    {Quote_77}
    When one side goes against the enemy with the gods' gift of stronger morale, then their adversaries, as a rule, cannot withstand them
     
  10. lekki Specialist

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    A great one is in Coredins sig:
    Light is faster than sound, so some people look smart until you hear them speak:)
     
  11. SilverFang26 Student of Life

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    That was a lot of quotes hokage. I liked many of them and have almost finished reading them all! Who were they by?
    Good work everyone else too! I like what I see thus far.
     
  12. Dawn the White Knight New Member

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    Ah, the Rome:Total War quotes! Thanks hokagenaruto3! I've been looking for those.

    Thee a few I've collected over the years, I'd post more but the bandwisth probably couldn't handle it:p . They're quite a few, so I'll tag 'em, the last is probably the funniest.

    Spoiler:
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that's trying to get you to be like everyone else."
    ~ Anon
    "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."
    ~ Robert Frost
    "Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be."
    ~ Abraham Lincoln
    "Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps."
    ~ Emo Phillips
    "We're all in this alone."
    ~ Lily Tomlin
    "If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been."
    ~ Robert H. Schuller
    "The eye sees what it brings to seeing."
    ~ Anon
    "One must have a mind of winter, to behold the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is."
    ~ Wallace Stevens
    "To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded."
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
    "What one does, one becomes."
    ~ Anon
    "For every complex problem there is a simple solution, and it's wrong."
    ~ H.L. Mencken
    "Next week there can be a crisis. Right now my schedule is full."
    ~ Henry Kissinger
    "There is no answer. There never was an answer. There never will be an answer. That's the answer."
    ~ Gertrude Stein
    "If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been."
    ~ Robert H. Schuller
    "Remember, it is more important to be the right person than to meet the right person"
    ~ Ken Keyes, Jr.
    "We're all in this alone."
    ~ Lily Tomlin
    And did you get what you wanted in this life even so? I did And what is it you wanted? To call myself beloved To feel myself beloved on the earth.
    --Raymond Carver
    Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late.
    --Katharinde Susannah Prichard Australian Author
    Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, and those in cemeteries.
    --Everett McKinley Dirksen
    Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
    --Muriel Spark
    There is properly no history; only biography.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
    --Rainer Maria Rilke
    True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness
    --Friedrich Nietzsche
    Biography is the only true history.
    --Thomas Carlyle
    Every life has a story.
    --A&E Biography
    If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.
    --Michael Chrichton
    Life is just one damned thing after another.
    --Elbert Hubbard
    Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or culture also becomes a dead people.
    --Malcolm X (1925-1965)
    You are the same today that you are going to be five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read.
    --Charles Jones
    Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I am with you kid Let's go!'
    --Maya Angelou
    The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
    --Robert Louis Stevenson
    Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.
    --Kahlil Gibran
    You should always learn, with life comes wisdom and with wisdom comes the courage to live your life selflessly. The more you learn about yourself and the experiences surrounding your life the more opportunities you have to make your life better and more fulfilling.
    --Amy Candy
    Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
    --Benjamin Disraeli
    Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
    --Leo Buscaglia
    We are the hero of our own story.
    --Mary McCarthy
    There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning.
    --Christopher Morley
    Life in abundance comes only through great love.
    --Elbert Hubbard
    Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.
    --Kahlil Gibran
    Life is what happens to you while you're working for your future.
    --Unknown
    Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
    --Mahatma Gandhi
    Life is pain, princess. . . anyone who says differently is selling something
    --Wesley The Princess Bride
    All stories teach us something, and promise us something, whether they're true or invented, legend or fact
    --Stewart O'Nan
    History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
    --Sir Winston Churchill
    Love absolutely everything that ever happens in your life
    --Paul Cantalupo, MD
    Many of life's circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with; and, the laws you choose to obey.
    --Charles Millhuff
    You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.
    --Joe Lewis
    There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle The other is as though everything is a miracle.
    --Albert Einstein
    Ars Longa, Vita Brevis - Art (is) Long, Life (is) Short
    --Hippocrates
    How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become -- to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate.
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life.
    --Pete Rose
    Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.
    --Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis
    When people search for "Life Quotes" they are often looking for quotes about life. Why do the major search engines only give them hundreds of pages of commercial garbage about Life Insurance Quotes?
    --Bill Austin


    Of course, the most important quote to remember is:

    Capacity to quote is a convenient alternative to intelligence. ? Somerser Maughum
     
  13. Rikudou God of Logic

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    wow, nice list. Can't you post the rest on another post?
    Now for the other half of the Rome:Total War quote (what a game:laugh )

    Spoiler:
    Only the dead have seen the end of the war
    {quoted_79}
    Plato
    {quote_80}
    Veni, vidi, vici
    {trans_81}
    I came, I saw, I conquered
    {quoted_82}
    Gaius Julius Caesar
    {quote_83}
    Silent enim leges inter arma
    {trans_84}
    Laws are silent in times of war
    {quoted_85}
    Cicero
    {quote_86}
    We make war that we may live in peace
    {quoted_87}
    Aristotle
    {quote_88}
    Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than war
    {quoted_89}
    Homer
    {quote_90}
    War spares not the brave but the cowardly
    {quoted_91}
    Anacreon
    {quote_92}
    War is sweet to those who have never experienced it
    {quoted_93}
    Pindar
    {quote_94}
    In war important events result from trivial causes
    {quoted_95}
    Gaius Julius Caesar
    {quote_96}
    Bella detesta matribus
    {trans_97}
    Wars are the dread of mothers
    {quoted_98}
    Horace
    {quote_99}
    Bella, horida bella
    {trans_100}
    Wars, horrid wars!
    {quoted_101}
    Virgil
    {quote_102}
    Willing obedience always beats forced obedience
    {quoted_103}
    Xenophon
    {quote_104}
    The fortunes of war are always doubtful
    {quoted_105}
    Seneca
    {quote_106}
    The Spartans do not ask how many but where they are
    {quoted_107}
    Agis II of Sparta
    {quote_108}
    Come home with this shield or upon it
    {quoted_109}
    A Spartan woman equips her son
    {quote_110}
    Valour is superior to numbers
    {quoted_111}
    Vegetius
    {quote_112}
    Valour is the contempt of death and pain
    {quoted_113}
    Tacitus
    {quote_114}
    To lead untrained people to war is to throw them away
    {quoted_115}
    Confucius
    {quote_116}
    In war, truth is the first casualty
    {quoted_117}
    Aeschylus
    {quote_118}
    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
    {trans_119}
    It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country
    {quoted_120}
    Horace
    {quote_121}
    Qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum
    {trans_122}
    Let him who desires peace prepare for war
    {quoted_123}
    Vegetius
    {quote_124}
    An ambuscade, if discovered and promptly surrounded, will repay the intended mischief with interest
    {quoted_125}
    Vegetius
    {quote_126}
    The blade itself incites to violence
    {quoted_127}
    Homer
    {quote_128}
    Who was the first that forged the deadly blade? Of rugged steel his savage soul was made
    {quoted_129}
    Tibullus
    {quote_130}
    So ends the bloody business of the day
    {quoted_131}
    Homer
    {quote_132}
    Quae caret ora cruore nostro?
    {trans_133}
    What coast knows not our blood?
    {quoted_134}
    Horace
    {quote_135}
    Arms keep peace
    {quoted_136}
    Latin proverb
    {quote_137}
    The gods favour the bold
    {quoted_138}
    Ovid
    {quote_139}
    Great empires are not maintained by timidity
    {quoted_140}
    Tacitus
    {quote_141}
    Fortes fortuna adiuvat
    {trans_142}
    Fortune favours the brave
    {quoted_143}
    Terence
    {quote_144}
    Only the brave enjoy noble and glorious deaths
    {quoted_145}
    Dionysius of Halicarnassus
    {quote_146}
    Few men are born brave; many become so through training and force of discipline
    {quoted_147}
    Vegetius
    {quote_148}
    Fortis cadere, cedere non potest
    {trans_149}
    A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield
    {quoted_150}
    Latin proverb
    {quote_151}
    In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons
    {quoted_152}
    Herodotus
    {quote_153}
    How are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle!
    {quoted_154}
    II Samuel, I, 25
    {quote_155}
    The walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots
    {quoted_156}
    Ezekiel, XXVI, 10
    {quote_157}
    Alta sedent civilis vulnera dextrae
    {trans_158}
    Deep are the wounds that civil strife inflicts
    {quoted_159}
    Lucan
    {quote_160}
    A collision at sea can ruin your entire day
    {quoted_161}
    Thucydides
    {quote_162}
    Fas est et ab hoste doceri
    {trans_163}
    It is right to learn, even from the enemy
    {quoted_164}
    Ovid
    {quote_165}
    Learn to obey before you command
    {quoted_166}
    Solon of Athens
    {quote_167}
    March divided and fight concentrated
    {quoted_168}
    Military maxim
    {quote_169}
    Divide and conquer
    {quoted_170}
    Military maxim
    {quote_171}
    Victi vincimus
    {trans_172}
    Conquered, we conquer
    {quoted_173}
    Plautus
    {quote_174}
    Flet victus, victor interiit
    {trans_175}
    The conquered mourns, the conqueror is undone
    {quoted_176}
    Latin proverb
    {quote_177}
    Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak
    {quoted_178}
    Euripides
    {quote_179}
    Timidi mater non flet
    {trans_180}
    A coward's mother does not weep
    {quoted_181}
    Latin proverb
    {quote_182}
    Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes
    {quoted_183}
    Euripides
    {quote_184}
    Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them
    {quoted_185}
    Seneca
    {quote_186}
    A glorious death is his who for his country falls
    {quoted_187}
    Homer
    {quote_188}
    All warfare is based on deception
    {quoted_189}
    Sun Tzu
    {quote_190}
    The god of war hates those who hesitate
    {quoted_191}
    Euripides
    {quote_192}
    Alea iacta est
    {trans_193}
    The die is cast
    {quoted_194}
    Gaius Julius Caesar
    {quote_195}
    Vae victus
    {trans_196}
    Woe to the vanquished
    {quoted_197}
    Livy
    {quote_198}
    Let all be present and expect the palm, the prize of victory
    {quoted_199}
    Virgil
    {quote_200}
    Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence
    {quoted_201}
    Alcaeus
    {quote_202}
    The true contempt of an invader is shown by deeds of valour in the field
    {quoted_203}
    Hermocrates of Syracuse
    {quote_204}
    An adversary is more hurt by desertion than by slaughter
    {quoted_205}
    Vegetius
    {quote_206}
    Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage
    {quoted_207}
    Thucydides
    {quote_208}
    Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war
    {quoted_209}
    Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, III, 1
    {quote_210}
    The strong did what they could, and the weak suffered what they must
    {quoted_211}
    Thucydides
    {quote_212}
    The sinews of war are infinite money
    {quoted_213}
    Cicero
    {quote_214}
    He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious
    {quoted_215}
    Sun Tzu
    {quote_216}
    The proper arts of a general are judgement and prudence
    {quoted_217}
    Tacitus
    {quote_218}
    It is the brave man's part to live with glory, or with glory die
    {quoted_219}
    Sophocles
    {quote_220}
    We should provide in peace what we need in war
    {quoted_221}
    Publilius Syrus
    {quote_222}
    Generally management of the many is the same as management of the few. It is a matter of organization
    {quoted_223}
    Sun Tzu
    {quote_224}
    If a man does not strike first, he will be the first struck
    {quoted_225}
    Athenogoras of Syracuse
    {quote_226}
    A wise man in times of peace prepares for war
    {quoted_227}
    Horace
    {quote_228}
    In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power
    {quoted_229}
    Sun Tzu


    These are all quotes from the game Rome:Total war. They just collected some of the most famous quotes by the best generals/philosophers of the ancient/medieval times:amuse .
     
  14. TDM Toast

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    -Mostly Harmless

    "Are you suggesting coconuts migrate!?"
    -Monty Python and the Holy Grail
     
  15. TOZZ-kun genin

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    -Aeschylus
     
  16. sharingan7 ^_^

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  17. numerrik the numerrikal one

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    'they say beauty is only skin deep, good thing i don't intend to go much deeper.'
    ~larry the cable guy
     
  18. CABLE S'okay guys, I know blacks.

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    -Unknown

    Fear it... for it very true. :p
     
  20. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Nigga, fuck yo couch!

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    "The purpose of war is not to die for your country but to make the otehr bastard die for his." - Don't remember

    "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I won't." - Don't remember
     
  21. Bleach Me d-_-b

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    "DOH!!"
    Homer J. Simpson
     
  22. Jasper+Skies In Bed With God

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    "God created the world you know. And on the first day he created light and air and jam and soot and baked potatoes and hair and fish and arguements and frogs and banjoes and roads and cars and soot - more soot - and uh.... and crinkley things and.... very small avenues.. and uh.... Belgium.

    On the second day he created fire and water... and SLEUCES and er.. Jam and speedboats and showers and toasters... and rabbits and dogs and fish and frogs. And on the third day he probably said 'I... I need a list I think. I've.. no Idea what I've created...'"

    - Eddie Izzard.

    "You cannot trust this boy! His mind has been corrupted by colours, sounds and... shapes." - The League of Gentlemen

    "And as to last weeks complaint... Mrs Smith, the item of your husband's that you can scrub clean with a nail brush and turpentine should have ben his pair of spectacles." - Humphrey Lyttleton

    "It's A Beautiful Day....FOR NUCLEAR WAR!!!!" - My friend David
     
  23. Ikaramashu One Last Time

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    -You Are What You Think You Are
    -Your Thought say who you are
    -Some of our questions tend to define us somehow
    -Dont regret the past, forget it
    -Die and rot :)
    -all quote come from my mind
     
  24. less Cheer up,

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    "There's a thin line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."
     
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  25. SeruraRenge Reaching infinite

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    All of mine are by George Carlin. The last one is in my sig as well.

    "Whenever you see more than 2 men sitting in a parked car after dark you can be sure drugs are involved."

    If I had my choice of how to die I would like to be sitting on the crosstown bus and suddenly burst into flames

    When Ronald Reagan got Alzheimer's disease, how could they tell?

    Next time they give you all that civic bullshit about voting, keep in mind that Hitler was elected in a full, free democratic election.

    They say only 10 percent of the brain's function is known. Apparently, the function of the remaining 90 percent is to keep us from discovering its function.

    When someone asks you what time it is, glance at your watch and say "It's either six-fifteen, or Mickey has a hard-on." Guaranteed they'll ask someone else.

    Here's more bullshit middlebrow philosophy: "That which doesn't kill me makes me stronger." I've got something a little more realistic: "That which doesn't kill me still may sever my spinal cord, crush my rub cage, cave in my skull, and leave me helpless and paralyzed, soaking in a puddle of my own waste." Put that on your T-shirt, you touchy-feely, New Age asshole!
     
  26. Dawn the White Knight New Member

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    Both of those are by General Patton.

    For all you aspiring Writers out there:

    Ursula K. Le Guin - As a writer you are free. You are about the freest person that ever was. Your freedom is what you have bought with your solitude, your loneliness.

    William Sansom - A writer lives, at best, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all.

    Anais Nin - The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.

    Ray Bradbury - You will have to write and put away or burn a lot of material before you are comfortable in this medium. You might as well start now and get the work done. For I believe that eventually quantity will make for quality.

    W. Somerset Maugham - There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.

    Tom Clancy - Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world.

    Anne Tyler - It's true that writing is a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.

    Quentin Crisp - There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second, that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.
     
  27. tammy-chan duchess of Mostdor

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    "Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." Raistlin Majere(Dragons of Autumn Twilight)


    "There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing."
    Oscar Wilde
     
  28. Woozie Active Member

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    Every electrician should know that.
     
  29. FreakShow! Join Team NF!

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    One to keep in mind for learning:
    Chinese Proverb: He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
    Oscar Wilde: I can resist everything except temptation.
    My personal favourite
    Saki: A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
     
  30. DesertLily Panties! Glorious panties!

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    Of course, it would have to be, "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley!"
     
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